15 Days Beach & Bush Safari Tanzania

15 Days

Overview

 15 Day / 14 nights safari combining the bush & beach in Tanzania, two nights in Arusha with visit to the Arusha National Park, then a night in Tarangire National Park, onto Lake Manyara National Park for one night, taking you further to Serengeti National Park for two nights, Ngorongoro Conservation Area for two nights, return to Arusha City for one night before taking a flight to Zanzibar Island for 5 nights before your safari ends with flight from Abeid Amani International Airport to Julius Nyerere International Airport for your outbound departure flight.

Trip Highlights

  • Arusha National Park: Home to the world's largest population of giraffe.
  • Arusha National Park: One of the few parks where you can go on walking safaris.
  • Arusha National Park: The home to the Tanzania's second highest mountain, Mount Meru.
  • Tarangire National Park: Wildlife views
  • Tarangire National Park: Abundant elephant
  • Tarangire National Park: Baobab trees
  • Tarangire National Park: Bird watching with over 550 species
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Tree climbing lions
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Day & Night game drives
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Abundant elephant
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Boat rides & canoeing
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Tree walkway
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Bird watching
  • Serengeti National Park: The great migration
  • Serengeti National Park: Hot air-balloon safari
  • Serengeti National Park: Grumeti Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park: Cultural visit
  • Serengeti National Park: Wildlife in abundance
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Olmoti Crater guided walk
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Trip to Lake Ndutu
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Hike the Empakaai Crater
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Visit Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Ngorongoro Crater Safari drive
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Ngorongoro Crater Rim walk
  • Arusha City: The Tanzanite Experience
  • Arusha City: Meserani Snake Park
  • Arusha City: Cultural Heritage Centre
  • Arusha City: The School of St Jude
  • Zanzibar Island: Snorkeling in Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar Island: Dolphin Tours
  • Zanzibar Island: Spice Tour
  • Zanzibar Island: Prison Island Tour
  • Zanzibar Island: Dhow Cruise Trip
  • Zanzibar Island: Swimming
  • Zanzibar Island: Jozani Forest Tour
  • Zanzibar Island: Safari Blue - tour of Fumba Island
  • Zanzibar Island: Diving
  • Zanzibar Island: Stone Town tour

Itinerary

Met on arrival by our Tanzanian partner’s driver guide at Kilimanjaro international Airport or Namanga border before your transfer to Legendary lodge located on a working coffee plantation set in the foothills of Mount Meru, on the outskirts of the vibrant town of Arusha, an ideal location to start your northern Tanzanian circuit.

This lodge has 10 private cottages and two generously spaced family cottages. Check-in, lunch followed by a siesta, you may choose to relax by the pool, coffee tour or a sundowner before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch or dinner (subject to flight times). Overnight at Legendary Lodge

After breakfast at the lodge, 1 hr 49 min (75.7 km/47 mi) drive to Arusha National Park with picnic lunch to the host of a wide variety of landscapes, rainforest through to acacia woodlands, up to alpine vegetation on the higher reaches of Mount Meru.

Drive to Momella lakes, these are seven shallow lakes located within the park namely: Big Momela, Small Momela, El Kekhotoito, Kusare, Rishateni, Lekandiro and Tulusia. Here you can do some bird watching, picnics and canoeing.

Back on your game drive, the park offers great wildlife densities, being the home to the world's largest population of giraffe. Cape buffalo, elephants, hippos, zebra are found here in abundance, and the occasional lion and leopard can also be sighted on a game drive, guided walking safari with an armed ranger, canoeing, hiking Mount Meru visit Ngurdoto crater before return to the lodge to freshen-up and dinner.

Meals: lunch, dinner and overnight at Legendary House.

After breakfast at the lodge, check-out for a 3 hr 17min(90.7mi) to Tarangire National Park and onto Oliver’s Camp in this protected area of colossal baobabs, grassy plains and over 300-strong herds of elephant, big groups of buffalo, a healthy population of lion and leopard, making this the highest concentration of mammals in the country.

Game drive enroute to the Camp for check-in and lunch and siesta. A late afternoon game drive in the park, a chance to see the wild dogs and rare antelopes like the gerenuk and over 500 species of birds to spot throughout the year. Return to the Camp for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Oliver’s Camp

Breakfast in the Camp, check-out on a 2 hr 12 min (79.9km/18.6mi) to Chem Chem lodge, a five star 8 suites lodge. Check-in for lunch and afternoon relaxation by the pool. The lodge is set between watering holes, savannah grasslands and a vast salt pan.

Spend the late afternoon touring the park on a game drive in a truly stunning western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment which provides a backdrop for the park’s phenomenal birdlife, hippos, and the tree-climbing lions, sundowner on the shores of Lake Manyara before the return to the lodge, freshen up and dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Chem Chem Lodge

After breakfast, check-out and a drive of 3 hr 13mins bring you to Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site that holds the earliest evidence of the ‘existence of human ancestors.’ Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years, leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa.

The Gorge was formed about 30,000 years ago, the result of aggressive geological activity and streams. It has a museum was founded by Mary Leakey, as a museum dedicated to the appreciation an understanding of the Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli fossil sites now run by the Tanzanian Government’s Department of Cultural Antiquities.

A 39min (21.1 mi) drive to the entrance of Serengeti National Park on the acacia-spotted savannah of the plains, enjoy the multitude of animals and birdlife along the way to the place where time stands still, despite the thousands of animals constantly on the move.

Arrive at Singita Sasakwa Lodge in time for lunch, this lodge offers panoramic views, a sense of immense freedom, and stillness providing you with a front-row seat to the prolific wildlife in 350,000 -acre Singita Grumeti Reserve within Serengeti.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Sasakwa Lodge

Option of pre-dawn tea/coffee, before your drive at dawn to the Hot Air-Balloon departure. (Weather permitting, and reasonably mobile and fit guests can take this trip. Children over the age of 7 years) an hour’s ride.

Return to the lodge with game viewing enroute from the balloon ride for breakfast, before embarking on your mid-morning game viewing drive, with option of picnic lunch if you so desire to have a full day game drive, in one of the first sites listed as a World Heritage Site by United Nations delegates meeting in Stockholm in 1981.

Or go on an early morning game drive after tea/coffee, returning for breakfast and thereafter depart for a mid-morning game drive option carry a picnic lunch and stay rest of the day in the park.

The park has one of the largest concentrations of predators in the world, herds of about 7,500 hyenas, 3,000 lions and 250 cheetahs, chance to witness the wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and elands on a trek to quench their thirst for water and eat fresh grass other animals on the plains like Hyenas.

Golden jackals, Bat-eared foxes on the plains around Seronera, while black-backed jackals are fairly common for the thicker vegetation towards Lobo. Elephants are seen over the plains into the woodlands.

Night game drives offers the chance to see predators like Civet, African wildcat, and Serval. Over 500 bird species include the grey throated spurfowl, Schalow's wheatear, red throated tit, rufous-tailed weaver, grey-crested helmet shrike, and Schalow's turaco. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Sasakwa lodge

After breakfast, check-out and depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area a 4 hr 9min drive (135 mi) to Ngorongoro Crater lodge with a game drive enroute, arrive and check-in, freshen-up followed by lunch and a siesta.

After lunch, depart for a half-day of game viewing in Ngorongoro National Park, the most impressive geological feature in Africa and a remarkable sunken caldera, 20 km in diameter and 600m deep. This is home to a wide range of ecosystems and Big 5. Return to the Lodge, freshen up for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

After breakfast, with picnic lunch, drive back to the Ngorongoro Crater drive down to the crater floor. You will view a high concentration of wildlife hosted in this universally acclaimed natural wonders of the world. Your driver guide will select a location set for picnics.

The best place to see the Big Five Elephants, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo, particularly the black maned lion. The Hyena, Wildebeest, Gazelles are seen in the woodlands and the lake has over 500 species recorded with birdlife in the highland forest seen are white-eyed slaty flycatcher and Livingstone turaco.

A number of specialized grassland birds are resident in the crater. Most noticeable are Ostrich, Kori bustard, Crowned Crane and the secretary bird to mention a few. Return for dinner at the Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

After breakfast, check-out and depart Ngorongoro for a 3 hr 17min (107 mi) drive back to Arusha – Four Points by Sheraton – The Arusha Hotel for check-in and freshen-up for lunch and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton – Arusha Hotel.

After an early breakfast, check-out before departure on 1 hr 7min (31.8 mi) drive to the Kilimanjaro Airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar, met on arrival by the driver of Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas - this award-winning resort of 11 luxury villas discreetly located in a quiet oasis on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar is you home for the next nights.

*Subject to your flight time from Arusha, you have the following options of meal plan during your stay: Half-board (included in standard rates): Breakfast and dinner from our set menu (exclusive of drinks). All Inclusive (extra charge): Breakfast, lunch and Dinner, soft drinks and house wines, beers, spirits & liqueurs. Mini-bar consumption.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas

Day 11 :
Zanzibar

Accommodation at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas on Half board.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas

Day 12 :
Zanzibar

Breakfast at the Villa, before an hour 11 min (31.4 mi) City tour visit to Stone Town, this is a walking tour of approx. 3 hours. A knowledge guide will take you through the narrow street of the nineteen-century old town of which much remains the unchanged to this day.
Visit the highlights of this historical town including the House of Wonders; a palace constructed for the second Sultan of Zanzibar, Sultan Palace, Arab Old Fort, Anglican Cathedral and the amazingly moving Slave Market.
This tour offers a real insight into the culture and history of this exotic island, ending with lunch at the recommended Restaurant – Lukmaan Restaurant. After lunch, an hour 8 min drive back to the Villas. Freshen-up and spend afternoon relaxing by the pool. Dinner at the Villas.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas

Day 13 :
Zanzibar

Full day spent at the Villas, with plenty of activities to keep you busy.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas

Day 14 :
Zanzibar

Another full day spent at the Villas, indulging in various activities.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner. Overnight at Zanzibar Whitesands Luxury Villas

Flight from Zanzibar to Dar es salaam, connect with International Flight back Home.

Accommodations

  • Arusha:  Mount Meru Game Lodge, Rivertrees Country Inn, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge,  Arusha Villa, Arumeru Lodge, Siringit Villa.
  • Tarangire National Park: Tarangire Treetops, Swala Safari Camp, Maramboi Tented Camp, Balloon Camp Tarangire, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge, Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge, Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp, Forest Chem Chem Lodge, Mbingo Ridge.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Maramboi Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Escarpment Luxury Lodge, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Mawemawe Manyara Lodge.
  • Serengeti National Park: Serengeti Pumzika Luxury Safari Camp, Sasakwa Lodge, Serengeti House, Sabora Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge, Grumeti. Serengeti River Lodge, Serengeti Migration Camp, Singita Explore, Mkombe’s House Lamai, Ole Serai Luxury Camp, Ole Serai (Kogatende), Nanyukie Lodge, Songa Tented Camp, Mwiba Lodge, Mila Tented Camp.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Ngorongoro Pakulala Luxury Safari Camp, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Nomad Enatamanu Camp, Entamanu Private, The Highlands Lodge, Gibbs Farm, Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge.
  • Arusha City: Gran Melia Arusha, Four Points by Sheraton Arusha Hotel, Arusha Coffee Lodge, Palace Hotel Arusha, Hamerkop House, Villa Maua, Acacia Farm, Kili Villa, Golden Cret Hotel All Suites, Meru House Lekisilai, Olerai Lodge.
  • Zanzibar Island: Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort, Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar, Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar, The Palms Zanzibar, Qambani Villa, Xanadu Villas, Matemwa Retreat.
  • Game viewing drives in all Parks.
  • Arusha National Park: Hiking on Mount Meru, visit to Momella Lakes, birdwatching, Ngurdoto Crater, visit the water falls which are six in number.
  • Tarangire National Park: Birdwatching, views of the swamps and Sambu Mountains, visit Maasai Village, guided bush walks with armed guard, Night game drives, hot air-balloon, Poacher’s Hide.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Guided wildlife walks, cultural visits, sunrise hill climb, Helicopter transfers, kids program, Spa, Bush breakfast, sundowner on the shores of the Lake, Visit to local schools, night game drives, meet Chief Choroko, listen to stories, scenic helicopter trips.
  • Serengeti National Park: Cultural visits, private dining Wild child program, Birdwatching, Hot air-balloon, Spa, guided safari walks, Fitness center, Tennis, Anti-Poaching Observation Post visit, Boutique & Gallery, Family Safaris, Community Visits, pool.
  • Ngorongoro National Park: Walks & hikes, Private dining, Interact with Kopelion Conservation Team, Wildchild Program, visit Lake Magadi, Olmoti Crater, Empakaai crater, Lerai Forest, Shifting sands, Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli, Oldeani Mountain.
  • Zanzibar Island: visit to Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Spice farm tour, Prison Island tour, Pool, Boutique, Yoga, Spa, Stand-Up Paddles, Kayaks, Bicycle to neighbouring Paje Village, Catamaran Hobie Cat, Garden Tour, Stargazing, Fat Tire Electric Beach Bicycles, tennis, Outdoor fitness, Pétanque and games, Kitesurfing and watersports center, Family: – Paddle pool, children’s playground, game room, Baby amenities, Mini Farm.

Trip Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Services of meet and greet by our representatives from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, by our partners as per itinerary.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure at JRO Kilimanjaro as per above itinerary.
  • Transportation & shared basis of our custom safari built 4 x 4 vehicle throughout your safari except when requested for private use for 4x4 vehicle.
  • Team of trained drivers’ members of member of the Tanzanian Professional Safari Guide with proficiency in various foreign languages.
  • Services of an experienced, English-speaking Driver / Guide from our partners in the Reserves, Conservancies and Parks.
  • Unlimited game drives as per itinerary and as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees for game parks and conservancies as per itinerary.
  • 1 night on bed & breakfast accommodation at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
  • Dinner at the Carnivore restaurant.
  • 2 nights on full board basis at Tortilis Camp Amboseli National Park
  • 2 nights on full board basis at Saasab Lodge Westgate Conservancy (Samburu National Reserve).
  • 3 nights on full board basis at Sala’s Camp Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Departure day, lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant, and transfer to International Airport.
  • Amref Flying Doctors cover whilst on this safari aimed at providing quality and affordable Air and Ground Ambulance evacuation services.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight ticket, Travel documents, Visa
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance from your insurer back at home.
  • Specific excursions and services not indicated on the ‘included’ incurs additional charge when booked.
  • All personal expenses, telephone calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks not indicated by lodge/camp as included, laundry charge may be extra in some or our partners properties.
  • Tips and gratuities for staff and driver/guide at our partner properties.
  • Any additional items not included on this itinerary.
  • Some activities may incur extra costs example Hot air-balloon safari, entrance fees on some visits, please check with us at the point of reservation.

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15 Days Beach & Bush Safari Tanzania

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Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …